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    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Vacaville CA.

    Twin dressers project progress

    Dresser project progress

    This is model of 2 dresser’s I am building that I drew in sketchup. I am a bit of a beginner in sketchup and the model is not 100% accurate in relation to my final plan drawings.

    My first step in the project was to veneer 3/8” MDF panels for the side frame and panel assemblies. Curley maple veneer and ¾” cherry. Side frames are tongue and groove joinery done at the router table. The assembly is made a little over size in length so the ends can be trimmed to final size after glue up.

    The next step was to build the dust frames which are ¾” maple ply frame and panel with a ¼” panel, Dust frames are joined to the side panels with dadoes.

    Next step is to build the face and back frames. The back frames are a frame and panel assembly as well. I use the cutoffs from the curved styles to aid in clamping.

    The face frame joinery is pocket screws and glue. My plan calls for inset drawer fronts. I am dialing in the fit of the drawer fronts before I attach the face frame. I use 1/8” shims to gauge the gaps between the pieces. I carefully sneak up on the final dimensions of the drawer fronts with the joijnter to get the fit just perfect.

    That’s it for now. More progress when I make some.

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    Jun 2008
    GTA Ontario Canada

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    The Gorge Area, Oregon

    Did you pattern route the curves as well?

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    Apr 2007
    No, not all of SoCal is Los Angeles!
    This is gonna be great. Thanks for taking us along. As to the use of SketchUp. Even my highly detailed drawings get varied from during the build. I consider them a guide and a complex joinery "what-if" or assembly sequence engine mostly. Side note . . . love the Pro Plan router table dust bucket ;-)
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    Dec 2007
    Vacaville CA.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan Mooney View Post

    Did you pattern route the curves as well?
    Yes, any time I have curved components I create a MDF template for pattern routing.

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